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    Apr 2007
    Traverse City Michigan

    Default Poly-exchange, total shoulder

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    One of our providers did an exchange of the polyethylene liner in a patient total shoulder replacement. I had found an AAOS article stating when this is done in the hip, you should use the revision code with a 52 modifier, but there is not revision code for a total shoulder arthroplasty. I am assuming we will need to use the unlisted code, but does anyone know if there is something else that should be used?
    Chrissy Durga, COSC

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    Apr 2007


    There are not codes for the revision of a total shoulder, there is a June 1996 CPT Assistant where this question was ask and they stated to bill the 23472 and the removal of implant 233XX code
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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